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Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:58 pm
by wunderworks
So I've been spending hours trying to figure out the first costume for my character that I will be playing at RinCon - Calaban Ru. He has a distinct Middle Eastern/Ottoman Turk/Alhazrd the Mad Arab sort of flavor to him so I'm working a costume that would fit for that.

I'm going to start simple, so I already researched a bunch of turban tying styles - I was amazed that I knew a few already, and I have some scarfs that will work right now for my turban - as I am going for a more Bedoin style of turban than an Sikh or Ottoman style.

Also, I am looking for an inexpensive costume and I found this outfit! HOLY COW! $40 for the whole thing (except the shoes!)

But then I found shoes too!

So for about $80 I have an entire outfit for my character and I researched actual turbans - it would cost about $30 for a real turban from an excellent producer of turbans: http://www.gosikh.com. I found a website that is based in India and it ran about $2.00 US for a turban, but I was definitely not sure about ordering from them.

Of course, I think I might go for more elaborate or interesting outfits sometime soon - something that isn't nec. red (Revenge!), and I found a seamstress that is a SCAdian and Rennie who specializes in Ottoman Turk costuming. She's in NY state and has some excellent examples. I'll send her info to any of you if you're interested.

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What's everyone else going to wear?

Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:33 pm
by Nihilistic Mind
That's awesome!

I'm gonna meet Calaban on Saturday! :)

Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:01 pm
by wunderworks
Unfortunately, I won't have the authentic costume until next Tuesday, but I have a stand-in for now. ALSO, I found enough fabric to make my turban at Goodwill for seven bucks! Midnight blue - in this style: The Turban of Alhazrd(or more historically the Bedoin).

Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:12 pm
by Nihilistic Mind
That's cool. Too bad you won't have a great bushy beard like the guy in the video! ;)

By the way, will you bring "the sword" for me to use at the LARP, please? :D

Yes, but it's not that great to throw around - I need to get the pommel repaired - it's loose.

Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:05 pm
by devilaether
In the event that I actually get to play a Blood and Tears game (as opposed to running one myself, which given my gaming group is likely my cursed, inevitable fate) I'll be re-using one of my costumes from the Boffer LARP I play in. I think it fits for the Serpant Q'val thats been brewing in my head for a LARP character. (I'm the person in the center of the picture, BTW. I have another curse that dictates that there will never be a decent picture taken of me at a LARP.)

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Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:46 pm
by wunderworks
That would work perfectly! :)

Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:49 pm
by wunderworks
Here are some more costume bits I hope to have ready for the game:

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This last item won't be ready for the first game, and the first outfit should be here in time, but I can't guarantee it. @_@

Oh, also these:
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Re: Costuming for the Game

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:29 am
by wunderworks
The robe has arrived! Here it is:
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